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Find more Burnell relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 305 more people named Burnell in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 2,482 people named Burnell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% more people named Burnell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,787 people named Burnell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 2,660 rented out rooms to boarders
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was William
  • 893 were children
  • The average annual income was $993

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Burnell families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 496 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 19% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Maine
  • 7% were born in foreign countries